This past Shabbos night (Friday night April 18), the Chabad House (a Jewish community inreach organization operated world wide by Chabad Lubavitch chassidim) in Nikolaev, Ukraine, was attacked by unknown assailants with Molotov cocktails (petrol or gas bombs). The attack was caught on camera…
Fortunately (hashgacha pratit), a passing driver saw the fire, stopped and put it out.
The Chabad Shaliach, Rabbi Sholom Gottlieb, stated it was a serious incident reaching the level of terror.
Being located in Southern Ukraine near the Black Sea and Crimea (100km from Crimea), it’s unclear but possible this is a result of Russian Nationalism and Russian rebels challenging the sovereignty of the Ukrainian government. This also follows closely on the heels of threats to the Jewish community in Donetsk, Ukraine.